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Over time, the fifth of May has become widely observed as simply a day to enjoy guacamole and any beverage containing inappropriate amounts of tequila. History lesson: Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that recognizes the Mexican Army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War. To celebrate the anniversary of this historical event, we’ve rounded up 3 Don Julio recipes that are sure to satisfy your libation cravings this Cinco de Mayo.


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Blanco Margarita

1½ oz. Don Julio Blanco
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. agave nectar
lime wedge for garnish

1. Combine Don Julio Blanco, lime juice and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass over ice.
3. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Don Julio Paloma

1½ oz. Don Julio Reposado
1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
½ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. agave nectar
soda water
grapefruit peel or lime wedge for garnish

1. Combine Don Julio Reposado, grapefruit juice, lime juice and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Shake well and strain into a glass over ice.
3. Add a splash of soda water.
4. Garnish with grapefruit peel or lime wedge.


Rose Quartz

1 oz. Don Julio Blanco
rose water
12 goji berries
8 oz. sparkling mineral water

1. Add Don Julio Blanco, a dash rose water and goji berries to a highball glass and stir. Add ice.
2. Pour sparkling mineral water into glass.
3. Stir gently to combine ingredients.